Sell Your Cask of Aberlour Whisky

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Aberlour casks of whisky.

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

Sell your cask of Aberlour whisky with Mark Littler

Aberlour Cask Values & Valuations

Aberlour casks are very sought after in the current market and prices are tending to be on the rise. One of the great Speyside distilleries it traces its roots back to 1825. Clearly no casks from its first owners exist, but lots of casks have been sold to the public by its current owners, Pernod Ricard.

We specialise in the brokerage of Aberlour casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Aberlour casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Aberlour) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well. Owing to its French parents you can find Aberlour in more unusual casks – something which appeals to both the domestic and wider whisky community.

If you would like to know the value of your Aberlour cask use the form below to get in touch.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of Aberlour whisky through Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

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Send details about your cask to [email protected] or use the form below

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We work our entire network of customers and receive their best offers.

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We submit the best offer for your consideration, without obligation, and issue you with a contract if you wish to proceed.

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We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Aberlour casks of whisky.

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

Sell Your Cask of Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of Whisky

We have two objectives when we help you sell your cask.

    1. Achieve the highest possible price for your cask
    1. Make the whole process as simple and easy as possible

Unlike other whisky brokers, we actively source the highest offer for your cask from our extensive network of buyers all over the world. By looking for offers from such diverse places as Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Texas, London and Dubai we are able to deliver you a much higher price for your cask than anyone else.

For instance, in early 2017 we sold three 21 year old casks of Springbank™. The best offer we received was 250% more than our client had been offered from either the distillery or any other brokers they had approached.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

The Process of Selling a Cask of Whisky With Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send details about your cask to [email protected] or use the form below

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We work our entire network of customers and receive their best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

We submit the best offer for your consideration, without obligation, and issue you with a contract if you wish to proceed.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

What is my cask of Aberlour worth?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

There is more information about each section below the form.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

What is my cask of Aberlour worth?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

There is more information about each section below the form.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Macallan

“From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.

It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.

I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.”

Tim Johnson 

“Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable!

He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.”

James Harwood

Ben Nevis
Macallan

“Mark sold a barrel of Springbank for me – he is very attentive, always responds quickly, and kept me informed throughout the process, and achieved a very pleasing sale price. 

Selling a barrel is quite slow and administratively fiddly, so having someone like Mark who knows the process is useful, not just to find a willing buyer but to nurse the transaction along as well.”

Neil Holden

“I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer.

I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale.

Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark\’s services again.”

Christopher Hine

Springbank 1992

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Macallan

“From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.

It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.

I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.”

Tim Johnson 

“Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable!

He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.”

James Harwood

Ben Nevis
Macallan

“Mark sold a barrel of Springbank for me – he is very attentive, always responds quickly, and kept me informed throughout the process, and achieved a very pleasing sale price. 

Selling a barrel is quite slow and administratively fiddly, so having someone like Mark who knows the process is useful, not just to find a willing buyer but to nurse the transaction along as well.”

Neil Holden

“I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer.

I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale.

Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark\’s services again.”

Christopher Hine

Springbank 1992

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The History of the Aberlour Distillery

First established in 1825, the very first distillery to be constructed in Aberlour only ran for eight years, closing down in 1833 when its co-lessees, John and James Grant left in order to construct Glen Grant, their own distillery in Rothes. The current Aberlour Distillery was built many years later in 1879 by James Fleming using water derived from St Drostan’s Well on the site.

As the son of a tenant farmer, James Fleming had worked at Dailuiane Carron for a decade. He produced whisky at the distillery from 1880 until he died 15 years later at the age of 65. He is now buried opposite the distillery that he built. The distillery was bought by Robert Thorne & Sons who ran it until 1921, although the original building shared the same fate as a number of other 19th century distilleries, burning down and requiring a rebuild in 1898. In 1921, Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd. sold the distillery to W. H. Holt & Sons, a brewery near Manchester.

During the Second World War, the distillery operated on a reduced basis, and this led to locals smuggling wash up the Aberlour Burn and illicitly distilling under the Linn Falls. In 1945, the distillery became under the ownership of Campbell Distillers, and in 1974 it passed on into the Pernod Ricard portfolio just following its expansion to four from two stills after its entire interior had been fully modernised. Since the company owning the Aberlour Distillery is French, it has a strong French following, and it now belongs to Chivas Brothers, Pernod’s whisky division which joined with Pernod Ricard in 2001 to form a portfolio of 1 grain distillery and 14 single malt distilleries across Scotland.

Aberlour distillery’s whisky is available in several ages including 18, 16, 15, 12 and 10 year olds as well as a 30 year old which is rare. It also has a cask strength release. Most of the distillery’s variants are made in ex-bourbon casks and some are also finished in casks that were once used to mature sherry or fortified wine – something that especially appeals to French drinkers.

The Aberlour distillery now has a popular modern visitor’s centre which opened in 2002 and it hosts tours and tasting sessions for visitors throughout the year.